Machine Lateral Raise: Muscles Worked & Technique

Machine Lateral Raise exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Machine Lateral Raises

Muscles worked in machine lateral raise

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Machine Lateral Raises

  • Adjust the machine so that the pads are leaning against your elbows.
  • Lift your arms out to your sides, until your upper arms are horizontal.
  • Lower the arms again.


This is an exercise where it is easy to pick a weight that is too heavy. Rather err on the lighter side, and strive for a strict form where you focus on getting good contact with your delts.

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